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President’s voice in UN Secretary-General’s newest report “Our Common Agenda”


In early September, United Nations’ Secretary-General António Guterres released a report titled “Our Common Agenda”.

The report underlines the need to reinvigorate multilateralism, cooperation and collective decision-making, between the UN member states in tackling future challenges as well as the ongoing pandemic. Here, the United Nations have been pointed to the centre of all efforts.

As part of Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, President Tarja Halonen was also asked to give her contribution to the report.

In the report, women and girls are placed in the centre of focus along with underlined need to end violence against women and to repeal discriminatory laws. Likewise, women’s role in peace and security is emphasised. These matters were also among President Halonen’s priorities.

After the release of the report, the President continues to work closely with the Secretary-General.


Read the full report here.